Computer heating up
Posted on 1998-08-06
I just bought myself a new O'Sullivan computer work station and have placed my mini tower inside the unit near my feet, with a door which keeps it out of site.
Since then, the side panels of the sytem have become quite warm/hot. Is this dangerous? The back side of the table is open, but the wall is blocking any air from freely entering the rear, and furthermore there a lot of cables etc coming out of the back, so ventilation is very little. The gap is about 3 inches from the rear opening to the wall.
Should I be concerned? The CPU fan is working fine so I dont think anythink it will overheat? The mini tower was previously on top of a table with sufficient ventilation.
I could just leave the door panel open for air, but this defeats the whole purpse. I also have been leaving the computer on 24 hours a day, is this bad?